Congress is considering legislation to strengthen federal regulation of auto safety. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.: Nat. Highway Traffic Safety Admin. (NHTSA); (2) Fed. Oversight of Auto Safety: Sudden Acceleration Complaints; Audi Historical Precedents; Toyota-Related Complaints Since 2000; NHTSA Response to Toyota Complaints; (3) Toyota: Toyota Corp. Structure; Black Box Avail.; Recall Impact on Toyota Sales; Toyota Lobbying; (4) Policy Issues and the Congressional Response: Does NHTSA Have Enough Resources for Defects Investigation?; Is the Toyota Issue a Sign of Broader Problems Within the Auto Industry?; Are Electronics and Software Testing Stringent Enough?; Electronic Throttle Problems. Illustrations.A timeline of actions related to unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles.119 ac September 2000aToyota recalls Lexus ... July 2006aToyota tells NHTSA it will conduct a recall of 367, 000 Highlander, Lexus RX330, and Lexus RX400h vehicles to fix ... 2006aToyota CEO Katsuaki Watanabe apologies to consumers for quality problems and the company delays some new ... March 2007aNHTSA begins investigation into possible pedal entrapment in 2007 Lexus ES350 based on fiveanbsp;...
|Title||:||Unintended Acceleration in Passenger Vehicles|
|Author||:||Suzanne M. Kirchhoff|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2010-10|